Taiwan First Women President Tsai Ing-wen To Strengthen Links with ASEAN & India

Posted 2016/05/24

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New Delhi, May 24 : Senior BJP leader Vijay Jolly in his meeting with Taiwan Vice President Chen stressed for Subhash Chandra Bose memorial in Taiwan since the late Indian leader was last seen alive in Taiwan and had fought for Indian independence.

There is a strong need for “IT” India – Taiwan friendship reiterated Mr. Jolly. He found Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hugely popular among the young Taiwanese. Many recall his past visit as BJP General Secretary and also later when as Gujarat CM, he even hosted the biggest-ever business delegation from Taiwan in 2011.

Due to technological advancement, Taiwan can partner India in its “Make in India” and “Digital India” campaigns stated visiting BJP leader Mr. Jolly.

This was the first occasion in last 20 years of democracy in Taiwan that leaders from India participated besides delegates from 59  nations of the world. Indian Foreign Service Officer Mr. Manish Chauhan, Director-General India-Taipei Association also attended the inauguration & State banquet hosted by President Tsai at Taipei Marriot Hotel.

The highlight of President’s speech was her “New Southbound Policy” and her resolve to strengthen dynamic relationship with ASEAN & India. Her stress to address regional peace, stability, development as well as proper management of “Cross -Strait Relations” was applauded. Commitment to safe guard the sovereignty and territory of the Republic of China, regarding problems arising in the East China Sea and South China Sea, while setting aside disputes for joint development was well noted & appreciated.

Indian leader Jolly presented a book titled “Narendra Modi The Game Changer” to President Tsai, Vice President Chen and Foreign Minister David Yung-Lo Lin. A special oil hand painting by Delhi Study Group Indian artist Mansi Goyal of first women President Tsai was also presented by Mr. Jolly to Vice President at Presidential Office in Taipei.

To highlight Indian bi-partisan diplomacy, the Indian leaders paid courtesy call on Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairman Ms. Hsiu-Chu Hung the party of the past immediate President Ma Ying-jeou.

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